Suffolk County police are investigating the death of an elderly Riverhead woman who went missing last Thursday while walking her dog.
The body of Jean Taber was found yesterday in a heavily-wooded area of the Pine Barrens Preserve just a few miles from her home. Her faithful cocker spaniel was sitting by her side. The 82-year-old woman suffered from mild dementia and bipolar disorder.
The cause of death has not yet been determined.